cover image Where There’s a Will

Where There’s a Will

Karen Kelley. Sourcebooks Casablanca, $14.99 ISBN 978-1-4022-6389-7

Kelley follows Where There’s Smoke with a sensual paranormal that requires extensive suspension of disbelief. Haley Tillman’s dreadfully low self-esteem and need to be a “good girl” keep her tightly wound in an unhappy knot. After she prays for a miracle in the form of a man, a sexy stranger knocks on her door. Ryder is one of the nephilim, half angel and half mortal, sent to fulfill Haley’s dreams and help her discover her inner beauty. As he turns her secret sexual fantasies into reality in a series of smoking-hot scenes, Ryder helps Haley with her conflicting thoughts about her appearance, morality, and love. Haley’s unhappiness makes her a bit whiny and petulant, and the somewhat juvenile rivalries between Haley, her relatives, and her co-worker Chelsea hinder this otherwise witty and steamy summer read. Agent: Evan Marshall, Evan Marshall Agency. (Sept.)